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Council Tackles Fallout From Budget Reductions

Council Tackles Fallout From Budget Reductions

April 16, 2015 | News Release
SAN FRANCISCO—At its public meeting on April 17, the Judicial Council approved recommendations to address an anticipated shortfall of nearly $11 million in the judicial branch’s State Trial Court Improvement and Modernization Fund (IMF) for fiscal...
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Council to Address Anticipated Branch Budget Shortfall

Council to Address Anticipated Branch Budget Shortfall

April 09, 2015 | News Release
SAN FRANCISCO—At its public meeting on April 17, the Judicial Council will consider ways to deal with an anticipated shortfall of nearly $11 million in the judicial branch’s State Trial Court Improvement and Modernization Fund (IMF) for fiscal year...
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California Bench Continues to Grow More Diverse

March 03, 2015 | News Release
SAN FRANCISCO—Diversity on the California bench is increasing, according to a legislatively mandated annual report released today by the Judicial Council. The report contains demographic data on the ethnicity, race, gender, gender identity, sexual...
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Council Approves Language Access Plan for Courts

Council Approves Language Access Plan for Courts

January 21, 2015 | News Release
SACRAMENTO—At its public meeting on January 22, the Judicial Council approved the adoption of a comprehensive language access plan that provides a consistent statewide approach to ensure language access for all limited English proficient court users...
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Council Approves 2015 Legislative Priorities

December 12, 2014 | News Release
SAN FRANCISCO—At its public meeting on December 12, the Judicial Council approved recommendations from its Policy Coordination and Liaison Committee to advocate for new investment in the justice system, more judgeships for communities most in need, and...
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Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye lays the foundation for reforms within the branch to make access to justice physical, remote, and equal. 

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